After not even three months over the second term of Arno del Curto (62) in the case of the ZSC Lions. The Engadine, who had taken over the Zurich in January, and with them, the Playoffs missed, must go. “For those responsible for the ZSC Lions of the lack of sporting success has not led to extend the contract with Arno del Curto,” on Friday in a message.
in fact, the sporting facts do not speak for the six-time champion coach: Del Curto had not taken the ZSC on a Playoff spot, but managed at the end of the qualification among the best eight Teams.
“The ZSC Lions deal starting today, with the search for a new coach,” writes the club on Friday morning. “Assertiveness and leadership qualities are in addition to the hockey-specific skills and knowledge essential criteria of the requirement profile for the new head coach of the 2019/2020 season.”
in addition to Del Curto, both of the assistant coach, Michael Liniger and Mathias Seger are gone. Seger withdraw from the professional sport, so the club. Liniger, however, has still a contract with the GCK Lions.
on the club’s website at the end of Arno del Curto in Zurich: “we have said We will sit together and decide together. We came to the conclusion that we want to terminate the cooperation.” The dismissal of Serge Aubin in January was a mistake? Leuenberger wants to know anything. “We were in an extremely difficult Situation. We thought at the time that we need to make as an organization. Arno with his emotions should give the team a boost. This was the case at the beginning, but then we had to little points. One could decide in such a Situation, whether to do something – or not. the “We had the feeling that we are in need of a boost. We thought it would help. The white is in advance, sometimes not.” The huge fluctuation on the ZSC-coach with four head coaches within two years, there is also to think Leuenberger. “This is certainly not ideal, certainly, we hope that with the new coach of continuity.” When the new man is presented, is still open. “There is no time horizon. We have time until the new season starts. But of course, we try to be with our search, not cubits.” What is the future boss of the gang, don’t want to announce to the ZSC-sports-in-chief in detail. “We will certainly raise the profile. Both his personality and his style as a hockey coach.”
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